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Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority

Ferry Between Hollis and Ketchikan, Alaska

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Relax and Enjoy the Ferry Ride to Hollis or Ketchikan!


Ride with Us Aboard the Inter-Island Ferry!


The Inter-Island Ferry Authority offers year-round passenger and vehicle service between our Ketchikan and Hollis, Alaska ports.

The round trip originates from Hollis each morning at 8 a.m. and leaves Ketchikan at 3:30 p.m. each afternoon. The one-way ferry ride is 36 miles long and the run time of each sailing is three hours.

We sail every day except Tuesdays through December 31, 2020. Tentatively beginning January 2, 2021 we sail 7 days a week! We do not sail on New Year’s Day, President’s Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, and Hollis is located on Prince of Wales Island.

Hollis connects to all major towns on the island by road, and Ketchikan is Alaska’s southern-most city in Southeastern Alaska.

For your comfort, the M/V Stikine and M/V Prince of Wales have an observation lounge, reading room, café, children’s play area and solarium.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 10/27/2020

Contact: Ron Curtis General Manager Inter-Island Ferry Authority: (907) 401-3564 [email protected]

IFA return to service

Hollis, Alaska – On Friday October 30th, the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA) will resume operations with the M/V Stikine. We will return to our six day a week schedule, 100 passenger capacity. Please see the website for details and/or reservations. The IFA would like to acknowledge our appreciation for the AMHS and the crew of the Lituya for providing service to our communities while we completed this overhaul.

Please note that the KETCHIKAN TERMINAL is closed to the public so there is no waiting area for travelers. 

If you or someone you  know will be traveling with us, please have other arrangements in place for waiting until boarding begins.

You can check-in and pick up your tickets at the Terminal on your sail day, and you can call us seven days a week at 866-308-4848 for more information or to book your reservations!

One of the Top 5 Things to Do on Prince of Wales Island

Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Soothing

It may not be as quick as flying but it is restful. Just sit back and enjoy the view, walk in fresh air, have a nap. It is typically quiet, good snacks (I've not tried a full meal). I usually enjoy the trip so much that I almost regret arriving!

– Cynthia W., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Great way to get to Prince of Wales

Love traveling to Ketchikan this way or back to Prince of Wales. The staff is professional and courteous! And the gallery is the the best! Nothing like a big meal to start or finish the day then go up front to take a nap! Keep it up!

– Jan T., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Superb experience

Very nice views from the forward lounge. The crew were professional, clean cut, and knew their jobs. Multiple play areas on board for kids. Bathrooms were clean and well-maintained. Food from the snack bar was good and reasonably priced for Alaska.

– Craig L., TripAdvisor
Alaska's Inter-Island Ferry Authority
Comfortable, reliable transportation

As a resident of Prince of Wales Island, I rely on the Inter-Island Ferry for transportation to and from Ketchikan. At certain times of the year - it's the only thing going. The staff and crew are nice people who do their best to make your journey comfortable and safe.

– B.J. P., TripAdvisor